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    Psychology and Spiritual Formation in Dialogue

    Moral and Spiritual Change in Christian Perspective

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    Edited by Thomas M. Crisp, Steven L. Porter, and Gregg A. Ten Elshof

    Can the phenomena of the human mind be separated from the practices of spiritual formation? Research into the nature of moral and spiritual change has revived in recent years in both the worlds of psychology and theology. Rooted in a year-long discussion held by Biola University's Center for Christian Thought (CCT), this volume bridges the gaps caused by professional specialization among psychology, theology, and philosophy.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Mindful Silence

    The Heart of Christian Contemplation

    by Phileena Heuertz
    Foreword by Richard Rohr
    Afterword by Kirsten Powers

    The hallmarks of contemplative spirituality—solitude, silence, and stillness—have never been more important for our fast-paced society. Filled with insights and wisdom from her own experience, Phileena Heuertz introduces us to themes and teachers of contemplative spirituality, as well as several prayer practices, and invites us to greater healing and wholeness by learning to practice faith through prayer.

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    Embracing Contemplation

    Reclaiming a Christian Spiritual Practice

    Edited by John H. Coe and Kyle C. Strobel

    What does a Christian life lived "by the Spirit" look like? Bringing together Protestant scholars and practitioners of spiritual formation, this volume offers a distinctly evangelical consideration of the benefits of contemplation. Drawing on historical examples from the church—including John Calvin, Richard Baxter, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley—this book considers how contemplative prayer can shape Christian living today.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Discipleship Essentials

    A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ

    The Essentials Set

    by Greg Ogden

    We grow in Christ as we seek him together. Jesus' own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others. This expanded 25-session workbook by Greg Ogden, perfect for small groups or individuals, helps us influence others as Jesus did—by investing in a few. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith.

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    Invitation to Retreat

    The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God

    Transforming Resources

    by Ruth Haley Barton

    When we choose retreat we make a generous investment in our friendship with Christ. Seasoned spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton gently and eloquently leads us into an exploration of retreat as a key practice that opens us to God, guiding us through seven invitations to retreat. You will discover how to say yes to God's winsome invitation to greater freedom and surrender.

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    Pocket Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

    The IVP Pocket Reference Series

    by Don Thorsen

    This pocket dictionary is an A to Z introduction and resource for curious newcomers and novice students of spirituality. Don Thorsen charts the Christian spiritual pilgrimage through its many traditions, schools of thought, and tested practices. Among the over 300 definitions you'll find terms and ideas, traditions and movements, practices and rituals, and texts and theology.

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    An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich

    Explorer's Guides

    by Veronica Mary Rolf

    Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is truly an astounding work: an inspiring example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman. Veronica Mary Rolf guides us as we read, examining its fourteenth-century context and illuminating our understanding of this enduring work.

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    Disruptive Witness

    Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

    by Alan Noble

    What should Christian witness look like in our contemporary society? In this timely book, Alan Noble looks at our cultural moment, characterized by technological distraction and the growth of secularism, laying out individual, ecclesial, and cultural practices that disrupt our society's deep-rooted assumptions and point beyond them to the transcendent grace and beauty of Jesus.

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    Christian Spirituality

    Five Views of Sanctification

    Spectrum Multiview Book Series

    Edited by Donald Alexander
    Contributions by Gerhard O. Forde, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Laurence W. Wood, Russell P. Spittler, and E. Glenn Hinson

    How can we grow closer to God? Is there a secret to spiritual life? Do we need a second blessing? Is sanctification instantaneous or is it a process? The nature of Christian spirituality has been widely debated throughout the history of the church. Donald L. Alexander brings together five scholars in a fascinating debate on sanctification and spirituality.

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    The Attentive Life

    Discerning God's Presence in All Things

    by Leighton Ford

    Framed around the monastic concept of praying through the hours of the day, Leighton Ford helps you to develop spiritual attentiveness so you can pay attention to how God is working through you and in the world around you.

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